By camping Germany, you’ll discover the beauty of this wonderful country, as well as find a wide array of activities. No matter the section of country you have as a destination, there will be some great campsites available.
German camping isn’t just laying out under the stars, gazing up at the wide spaces and twinkling lights. Many activities await you, such as sailing, motor boating, golf, hiking and horseback riding.
Divide up the country in sections and explore your options. There are areas to look into such as Bremen in the northwest, Baden-Württemberg and Hesse in the southwest, Bavaria in the south-east, and Lower Saxony and Thuringia in the central part of the country. In all regions you’ll find campsites to fit your every need.
Eurocamp has a number of sites throughout Germany that provide great views and comfortable camps when camping Germany. Three of their sites are in the Black Forest, a region which lies along the Swiss and French borders. The Black Forest is a place of fragrant pines and even incredible castles.
When you are in the Black Forest area, you should make it a point to check out some of its cities as well as villages. You can view a thirteenth century cathedral in Freiburg im Breisgau, or stop by Heidelberg to see some fairytale settings. The mountains will welcome you “home” after a long day of sightseeing, with your camp inviting and comfortable. :-)
The Moselle region of Germany is another famous place to visit. You won’t find a lack of campsites either. Enjoy the steep vineyards and riverside towns as you hike here and there.
Camping Germany wouldn’t be complete without heading north to Berger Lake. Water sport lovers will find they can pitch their tent right by the water, then take part in some surfing, boating and even archery.
One of the most famous sites to camp is the Mühlleiten campsite in the heart of the German Alps. Here in the Berchtesgadener Land you will experience the magnificent views, plenty of outdoor recreation of all kinds, and create a most wonderful holiday for you and your family.
Camping is inexpensive too. It’s much more economical than staying in a hotel or even a hostel. Most campsites in Germany average about €20 – €30 a day for one car or caravan with 3 persons, and about half that price when camping with a tent.
There are a number of tips to make your experience an enjoyable one, and leave your site fit for the next person. Try and use existing campsites and set up your tent on areas with no vegetation. Don’t dig any trenches and tear up the landscape.
When camping Germany, it’s expected you will follow all fire restrictions. Only use fallen timber for your campfire, and use existing fire rings that are specifically for this purpose. Remove all brush and grass and twigs within a ten-foot diameter.
To preserve our environment, don’t wash with soaps or detergents within 200 feet of streams and lakes. When you have “gray” or dirty water, scatter it about so it absorbs into the soil.
Camping can be a whole new experience for some. You should always use common sense and follow any safety measures to make your trip the best.
Camping in Germany makes for a wonderful getaway for anyone, young or old. You will spend some time appreciating nature and shedding those workaday worries from the daily routine.